ENVU5A5: Environmental Policy & Management

CO-ORDINATOR: Prof Alistair Jump 
CONTRIBUTORS: Prof David CopplestoneDr Nigel Wilby and Prof Ian Simpson

Objectives

This unit has as its objective the assessment of formulation, operation and impact of environmental policy and management within a European Union and United Kingdom framework.  Policy and management arenas considered are soil and water quality and pollution control and habitat conservation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identification of the scientific and social factors contributing to environmental policy formulation.
  • Evaluation of the policies and management practices regulating the environmental impacts of urban industrial development.
  • Evaluation of the policies and management practices used to maintain and enhance the conservation of biological habitats.

Acquired Skills

  • Ability to integrate the various scientific and social factors contributing to environmental policy and management decisions.
  • Theoretical and practical expertise in managing the environmental impacts of urban industrial development.
  • Theoretical and practical expertise in habitat conservation.

Lecture content is currently under review

Practical

(AJ): Native Woodland Restoration 
Ecological Site Classification (ESC) and National Vegetation Classification (NVC) for woodland restoration (Field-work and computing lab).

Students are required to submit a practical report of 2,500 words for this assessed project, assessing the drivers behind increased interest in native woodland restoration, current site quality and conservation value and ending with a reasoned planting plan to restore woodland to the target areas.

Assessed Essay

Students will be required to write an assessed essay on a choice of subjects.  Further information, together with guidance on writing the essay will be given in the classes detailed in the module handbook

Reading

There is no recommended text for this course; students are expected to read widely from the reading lists.  These are available in Succeed. Key texts are in the library Reserve Book Room, with additional copies and further reading available in the main library. Journal articles are available in the library as reference only or electronically for example through ScienceDirect®.

Module Assessment

Exam 50% (3 questions @ 16.66% each; constrained choice)
Project report and assessed essay 50% (25% each)

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